221 images for malian

  • 862-03364125

    Mali,Bamako,Tinan. A Woman cooks muffins on a wood stove beside the road at the busy weekly market of Tinan situated between Bamako and Segou.

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    Mali,Tupe,Niger Inland Delta. A woman with gold hair ornaments leaves the Niger River with a headload of cooking pots and utensils. Her facial markings and the light tattooing round her lips indicate that she is from the Peul tribe.

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  • 862-03364260

    Mali,Timbuktu. A group of Tuareg men and women sing and dance near their desert home,north of Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364122

    Mali,Bamako. A group of smartly-dressed Malian women in brightly-coloured starched traditional cotton outfits at Bamako.

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  • 862-03364261

    Mali,Timbuktu. Tuareg women sing and dance near their desert home,north of Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364140

    Mali,Djenne. Women selling cooked and dried fish at Djenne market. The weekly Monday market is thronged by thousands of people and is one of the most colourful in West Africa.

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    Mali,Djenne. A farmer sets off in his horse-drawn cart to Djenne market to sell a ram and some chickens. The weekly Monday market is thronged by thousands of people and is one of the most colourful in West Africa.

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  • 862-03364259

    Mali,Timbuktu. A group of Tuareg men and women sing and dance near their desert home,north of Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364211

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. Masked dancers wearing the satimbe mask perform at the Dogon village of Tereli. This mask honours the primordial woman who is said to have discovered the original Dogon masks. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364213

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. A masked dancer performs at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364232

    Mali,Timbuktu. Tuareg camel riders near Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364129

    Mali,Segou,Kalabougou. Women admire a large selection of clay pots and vessels at a stall in Segou. The female potters at the nearby village of Kalabougou are renowned for their fine pottery.

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  • 862-03437228

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. A masked dancer wearing coconut shell breasts performs at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364207

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. Masked stilt dancers wearing coconut shells as breasts rest on a high wall at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364199

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. A mask dance at the Dogon village of Tereli which is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is performed at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364216

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. A masked dancer performs at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364256

    Mali,Timbuktu. A Bella herdsman milks the goats of his Tuareg employer. In Tuareg tradition,only men and boys milk the livestock.

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  • 862-03364123

    Mali,Bamako,Tinan. A busy weekly market at the small rural centre of Tinan situated between Bamako and Segou.

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  • 862-03364186

    Mali,Dogon Country. A finely carved old Dogon door of a traditional house at Sangha,an attractive Dogon village built among rocks on top of the Bandiagara escarpment.

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  • 862-03364251

    Mali,Timbuktu. The eyes of a Tuareg man in his blue turban at Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364263

    Mali,Niger Inland Delta. A Fulani man at Kotaka,a village on the banks of the Niger River.

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  • 862-03364139

    Mali,Djenne. Women selling watermelons at Djenne market. The weekly Monday market is thronged by thousands of people and is one of the most colourful in West Africa.

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  • 862-03364108

    Camel trekkers in the Saharan sands near Timbuktu

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  • 862-03364196

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. Granaries at Tereli - a typical Dogon village at the base of the 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment.

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  • 862-03364113

    Passengers cram the top of a packed camion leaving the ancient trading city of Djenne after the Monday Market. The city comes alive with the famous market at the foot of the Grand Mosque

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  • 862-03364127

    Mali,Segou,Kalabougou. A female potter making large clay pots at the village of Kalabougou,near Segou,which is renowned for its fine pottery.

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  • 862-03364174

    Mali,Gao. A Songhay man at Gao market with a bright orange turban.

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  • 862-03364185

    Mali,Dogon Country. A traditional Dogon house with its walls covered with fetishes at Sangha,an attractive Dogon village built among rocks on top of the Bandiagara escarpment.

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  • 862-03364184

    Mali,Dogon Country. A traditional Dogon house with a finely carved door at Sangha,an attractive Dogon village built among rocks on top of the Bandiagara escarpment.

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  • 862-03364249

    Mali,Timbuktu. A Tuareg man smokes a traditional metal pipe in Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364223

    Mali,Mopti. A huge gathering of brilliantly dressed Muslim men pray to Allah at an open-air service to commemorate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This celebration is known as Idd el Fitr.

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  • 862-03437232

    Mali,Timbuktu. In the desert north of Timbuktu,a Tuareg man rides his camel across a sand dune. He steers the animal with his feet.

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  • 862-03364200

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. Masked dancers leap in the air at the Dogon village of Tereli which is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is performed at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364239

    Mali,Timbuktu. The Sankore Mosque at Timbuktu which was built in the 14th century by an architect from Granada who was commissioned by the Malian emperor Mansa Musa to design a mosque around which Sankore University was established.

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  • 862-03364181

    Mali,Dogon Country,Sangha. A woman returns home from washing clothes in a nearby river with her child slung on her back and a large metal bowl on her head.

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  • 862-03437233

    Mali,Timbuktu. A collection of colourful Tuareg camel saddles which are made of wood covered with leather.

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  • 862-03888780

    A decorated escarpment at the Dogon village of Songho. Magic symbols spread the wall where circumcision of boys takes place each year. Dogon Country, Mali, West Africa

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  • 862-03364257

    Mali,Timbuktu. In the desert north of Timbuktu,a Tuareg man rides his camel across a sand dune He steers the animal with his feet.

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  • 862-03364233

    Mali,Timbuktu. A proud Tuareg rides his camel across semi-desert stoney terrain near Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364255

    Mali,Timbuktu. Traditional Tuareg leather sandals.

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  • 862-03364208

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. A masked dancer performs at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364197

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. The typical Dogon village of Tereli situated among rocks at the base of the 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. Dwellings have flat roofs while granaries to store millet have pitched thatched roofs.

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  • 862-03364258

    Mali,Timbuktu. In the desert north of Timbuktu,a Tuareg man rides his camel across a sand dune. He steers the animal with his feet.

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  • 862-03364262

    Mali,Timbuktu. A Tuareg woman with attractive silver jewellery at her desert home,north of Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364204

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. Masked stilt dancers wearing coconut shells as breasts perform at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364273

    Mali,Niger Inland Delta. A young girl at Kotaka returns from the Niger River with her family's cooking pots balanced on her head.

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    Mali,Mopti. A pirogue acts as a ferry to transport people across a tributary of the Niger River to Mopti.

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  • 862-03364172

    Mali,Gao. A Songhay woman at Gao market with an elaborate coiffure typical of her tribe. The silver coins are old French francs and British West Africa coins dating back one hundred years.

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  • 862-03364222

    Mali,Mopti. A huge gathering of brilliantly dressed Muslim men kneel to pray to Allah at an open-air service to commemorate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This celebration is known as Idd el Fitr.

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  • 862-03364138

    Mali,Djenne. A woman potter unloads her pots from a traditional wooden pirogue to sell at Djenne market. The weekly Monday market is thronged by thousands of people and is one of the most colourful in West Africa.

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  • 862-03364178

    Mali,Dogon Country. A decorated cave wall at the attractive Dogon village of Songho on top of the Bandiagara escarpment. The circumcision of boys takes place here each year after which the initiates draw pictures or patterns of their choice on the wall using natural pigments.

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  • 862-03364166

    Mali,Gao,Hombori. Two men pass by the imam's house at Hombori which is a traditional mud-brick structure in the Sudanese style of architecture.

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  • 862-03364238

    Mali,Timbuktu. A Tuareg man at the window of house at Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03437230

    Mali,Mopti. Two men chatting outside Mopti mosque after afternoon prayers. This fine Sudan-style mosque was built in 1935 and recently repaired to its former condition.

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  • 862-03364218

    Mali,Mopti. At sunset,a boatman in a pirogue ferries passengers across the Niger River to Mopti.

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  • 862-03364206

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. Masked stilt dancers wearing coconut shells as breasts perform at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364275

    Mali,Niger Inland Delta. At dusk,a Bozo fisherman casts his net in the Niger River just north of Mopti.

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  • 862-03364219

    Mali,Mopti. At sunset,a boatman in a pirogue ferries passengers across the Niger River to Mopti.

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  • 862-03364244

    Mali,Timbuktu. A donkey cart on the dusty streets of Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364131

    Mali,Segou. An enterprising tailor makes the rounds of his customers with his sewing machine strapped to the carrier of his bicycle.

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  • 862-03364198

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. The village elders of Tereli in traditional indigo dress wait for the start of a mask dance. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment.

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  • 862-03364119

    Mali,Bamako. Dyeing and rinsing cotton cloth on the outskirts of Bamako with the imposing Bank of West Africa building dominating the skyline on the opposite bank of the Niger River.

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  • 862-03364237

    Mali,Timbuktu. Two Tuareg men chat outside the 14th century Djingareiber Mosque - the Great Mosque - at Timbuktu.

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    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. A masked dancer performs at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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  • 862-03364252

    Mali,Timbuktu. A Tuareg man relaxes while playing his homemade stringed instrument at Timbuktu.

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    A pilgrim emerges from prayers at a traditional mud mosque near Djenne in Mali. Andrew Watson

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  • 862-03364203

    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. The piercing eyes of a masked dancer wearing the fifteen-foot-high Sirige mask at the Dogon village of Tereli which is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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    Mali,Gao. A young Songhay girl at Gao market with a fetching modern hairstyle.

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    Mali,Dogon Country. An attractive Dogon village on top of the Bandiagara escarpment. The toguna or men’s meeting house is the domed-shaped building on the skyline with dried grass on the roof. Dwellings have flat roofs while the square granaries have pitched thatched roofs.

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  • 862-03364250

    Mali,Timbuktu. A Tuareg man and his son in the desert north of Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364124

    Mali,Bamako,Tinan. A women selling cooked or dried fish at a busy weekly market at the small rural centre of Tinan situated between Bamako and Segou. The fish are caught in the Niger River which forms a vast inland delta during the rainy season.

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    Mali,Mopti. The faithful being called to prayers in the fine Sudan-style mosque at Mopti which was built in 1935 and recently repaired to its former condition.

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  • 862-03364286

    Mali,Tupe,Niger Inland Delta. A Songhay girl with cowries attached to her attractively braided hair at Tupe,a small village on the banks of the Niger River between Mopti and Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364112

    A pirogue loaded with passengers is poled along the Niger River near Mopti. The slender wooden canoes are the traditional craft for fishing and transporting passengers and livestock on the Niger.

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  • 862-03364228

    Mali,Mopti. Women chop firewood in the Fulani quarter of Mopti close to the Mopti Mosque.

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  • 862-03437229

    Mali,Mopti. A fine ram is scrubbed clean in the Niger River at Mopti before being slaughtered to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a celebration known as Idd el Fitr.

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  • 862-03364176

    Mali,Dogon Country. An attractive Dogon village on top of the Bandiagara escarpment. Dwellings have flat roofs while the square granaries have pitched thatched roofs.

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  • 862-03364126

    Mali,Bamako,Tinan. A Woman in colourful attire at the busy weekly market of Tinan situated between Bamako and Segou.

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  • 862-03364254

    Mali,Timbuktu. A beautifully decorated leather purse hangs round the neck of a Tuareg man.

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    Mali,Dogon Country. Dogon women carry their farm produce to the small but popular weekly market at Tereli.

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  • 862-03437226

    Pirogues (Niger River water taxis) jostle to meet an incoming passenger ferry near the port of Mopti. The slender wooden canoes are the traditional craft for fishing and transporting passengers and livestock on the Niger.

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  • 862-03364246

    Mali,Timbuktu. A woman drives her family’s goats through the dusty streets in Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364173

    Mali,Gao. A Songhay man at Gao market with a bright yellow turban.

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    Mali,Dogon Country,Koundu. The attractive Dogon village of Koundu built among rocks beneath a sandstone cliff of the 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. Dwellings have flat roofs while the numerous granaries to store millet have pitched thatched roofs.

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  • 862-03364234

    Mali,Timbuktu. A proud Tuareg rides his camel across semi-desert stony terrain near Timbuktu.

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  • 862-03364121

    Mali,Bamako. Young men 'ironing' brightly coloured cotton cloth with wooden mallets after it has been dyed on the outskirts of Bamako.

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    Mali,Dogon Country,Banani. Attractive Dogon villages built among cliffs and rocks at the foot of the 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. Recent development has taken place on top of the escarpment.

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    Mali,Dogon Country,Koundu. A small settlement built among rocks near the Dogon village of Koundu. Dwellings have flat roofs while granaries to store millet have pitched thatched roofs. The Dogon are animists. The sacred earthen mound on the right with an ostrich egg on top is an altar used for sacrifices by the village hogon or priest to appease the ancestors and purify the village.

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    Camel trekkers in the Saharan sands near Timbuktu

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    Mali,Niger Inland Delta. Helped by a crude sail,a boatman poles a pirogue full of passengers through a grassy channel on the Niger River between Mopti and Timbuktu.

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